Nov 4, 2021

Toei Animation: Dragon Ball Super Is Not Ending

Update: Akira Toriyama has released a new statement about Dragon Ball Super, and it has delighted the fans about the anime’s continuity. According to the official website for the franchise’s 20th film displays a statement from the maker which was translated by Kazenshuu. The statement reads, “Now then, the animated version on TV will be ending for the time being...,” and that has made the fans wonder if the series is going to continue.

If you visit social media, there is a great likelihood of seeing someone talking about Dragon Ball Super. So far, anime lovers were under the impression that the anime was going to end. The final episode will be aired this month, and it will show Goku, and Jiren conclude their fight at the Tournament of Power. However, that doesn’t mean it is the end of Dragon Ball Super.

Not at all! The series is going to continue. Toei Animation has acknowledged that the franchise has more in store.

A short while back, fans received the fantastic news once the initial poster for the upcoming Dragon Ball film was unveiled. The poster shows Goku predominantly and a white background. Toei Animation revealed further information about the film which has not yet been much publicized. Instead of being either a prequel or a spinoff, the studio revealed that the movie will take the story forward from Dragon Ball Super and will be almost a new arc.

“From its contents, it turns out to be the next episode of the TV animation Dragon Ball Super,” Toei Animation’s new statement. “It will be the first time a movie has been named Dragon Ball Super.”

It is not as if Toei Animation is the only Dragon Ball specialist announcing the continuity. The franchise’ creator Akira Toriyama, issued a separate statement linking the anime to the upcoming Dragon Ball film.

The Dragon Ball Super movie this time around will be the next story that takes place after the anime that’s currently on TV,”Toriyama added.

At present, there is not much known about the story of the movie or whether it would be followed by a fresh anime series later on. Fans have speculated that Toei Animation would ultimately make Dragon Ball Super movies to allow time for its TV  team so that they can expand the show further. The studio hasn’t remarked about those rumors, but, the new announcement about the upcoming Dragon Ball Super film taking the story further has made the fans feel that their theories might have been spot on all along.

You can watch Dragon Ball Superon Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST or its English dub version on Adult Swim during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. Alternatively, you can also stream it on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.